In order to assure Metro Building Products, Inc. is in compliance with an up-to-date safety program, Metro holds safety meetings regularly. During these safety meetings, management talks about current seasonal issues that could happen. Management also talks about accidents (hopefully none) that have happened, and how to mitigate the same thing happening again. Metro also encourages employees to ask questions at the end of every safety meeting to encourage employee understanding.
Seasonal Safety Standards
Generally speaking, safety is about observing your surroundings. When surrounding are compromised, that’s when accidents can happen. This couldn’t be any truer with regards to weather events that can happen in any season. During winter, because we are a Denver drywall supply company, we of course talk about being prepared for ice on the road. But we also talk about being prepared, in terms of how the body reacts to winter weather as well. During the Spring we talk about both cold conditions, but also about rainy conditions as well. During the Summer months, labor is difficult due to dehydration. But we also talk about aggressive drivers during these months as well. Overall, however, we mainly talk about observing our surrounding and reacting to those surroundings with caution, so we can prevent accidents from ever happening.
If our employees do have accidents, we at Metro prefer to talk about those accidents. Not to embarrass our employees but to dissect the issue that caused the accident in the first place. We first talk about what caused the accident. Then we talk about what was learned from the cause of the accident. Then we talk about how the accident could have been prevented.
Questions & Comprehension
It’s important to management at Metro, our Colorado drywall supply company that all of our employees understand the all of the subjects we cover during our Safety Meetings. Therefore we encourage all of our employees to ask questions if they don’t completely understand what was talked about during these meetings. We have found that by encouraging questions at the end of the safety meeting, we have a drywall delivery crew that fully understands what is expected of them, as well as them connecting to management and wanting to practice safety on the job.
All in all, by having Safety Meetings in this structure, Metro not only gets to stress seasonal safety concerns and accident mitigation, but we also get to hear concerns our employees might have. We believe this structure creates an open dialog and sets Metro and its employees up for safety success.